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Who wants to live in a world without love? [View all]

Released in February, 1964 at about the same time the Beatles first appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show, it would reach the no. 1 spot on Billboard in the United States by June. Written by Paul McCartney, it’s one of two songs written by a member of the Beatles to reach no. 1 on the U.S. charts performed by another artist(s). McCartney offered the song to Peter Asher (the “Peter” in Peter and Gordon) when John Lennon didn’t feel the tune was up to Beatles’ standards. Peter Asher was the brother of English actress Jane Asher (1966 film “Alfie”) with whom McCartney was going out at the time. McCartney later said that when he first played the song for Lennon and he heard the lyrics “please lock me away” it made him crack up: "The funny first line always used to please John. 'Please lock me away –' 'Yes, okay.' End of song."

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